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Cribb Triples Third Place Play-off

Central beat Barking BC in the 3rd place playoff, winning £200 for the match plus another £130 for the points picked up in the round robin league stages.

Worthing Watch : Tue 21st PM

The Central mixed four lose out in their quarter final clash with a rink from Worcestershire

Worthing Watch : Tue 21st AM

Central’s mixed four win through the last 16 clash this morning to reach the quarter finals.


Ladies Invitation Day

Our President Joyce makes sure everything is going smoothly

Monday saw another triumph for our Ladies when we hosted an invitation day for 54 members and guests from surrounding Clubs. Six rinks played 18 ends of friendly bowls in beautiful sunshine and then sat down to a buffet tea, and a glass or two of wine. Maureen Norgate, who organised the day, could not be there due to her Worthing committments, and handed over the reins to Isabel Anderson to ensure the day ran smoothly. All the guests left with at least one raffle prize and said that looked forward to being invited again next year.

Ladies take to the Green

Isabel takes a well earned break after a marathon stint distributing the Raffle prizes


Sheila Martin gives a vote of thanks for a lovely day

Wanstead Central to play Wanstead Central in the Cordell Cup Final

One of Central’s two teams beat Central Park BC on a neutral green at Old Dagenham, while the other Central team beat Fords Sports BC on a neutral green at Wanstead BC to set an all Central clash in the final, to be played on a non-neutral green at Wanstead Central

Wonderful Week For Wanstead Central Ladies

Last week saw five fabulous results for the ladies.

On Monday they well beat Buckhurst Hill in a Colbert Cup match at home.

On Wednesday two teams travelled to Loughton and played the Colbert Cup and a FDL match with winning results from both teams.

On Thursday Buckhurst Hill was again their target in the Albert Crabbe Shield match. The home team made a positive contribution winning by 10 shots which more than covered the away team’s very good result of only losing by 2 shots on the last end. We now progress to the next round in this competition to play Falcon on Tuesday 28th August.

The icing on the cake was the Area Final of the Top Club in which we again met Buckhurst Hill on a neutral green (a last minute arrangement!) Winning on 3 of the 4 rinks meant we now go forward on the 1st September to meet the winners of “A” area – Clockhouse, on the neutral green of “Old Dagenham”.

Top Ladies

Ten of Central’s ladies beat Buckhurst Hill in the area final of the ECWBA Top Club competition. Comfortable wins in the triples and fours more than offset a loss in the pairs. As a result it was up to Lesley Cowell to wrap up the 3-1 victory by winning 21-19 in a hard fought, topsy-turvy match that took almost as long as the other games to complete.

The ladies go on to the semi-finals in a few weeks.

Not to be outdone by the men, the ladies celebrate in Olympic style20120818-205536.jpg

Parks Fours

Colin Jones, Dave Waters, Paul Woodford and Paul Whellams beat a rink from Fords Sports to reach the final of the London Parks Fours


Well done Isabel Anderson, winning by an outstanding margin of 22 to 9 over her opponent from Chelmsford in the Area Final of the Officers Cup on Monday 13th August.

She now joins Maureen Norgate – also an Area Finalist in the Champions of Champions competition – to play in the Unfinished Finals at the Falcon B.C. on Friday 24th August.

We wish them both every success.

Open Tournament

Once again it was great to see bowlers from near and far basking in the sun, and playing a few ends as well, in search of the cash prize.

The round robin stages produced a tight final between Buckhurst Hill BC and Connaught BC, with only one in it going into the last end The Connaught Club prevailed. From left to right: Tim Mould, Yvonne Bates, John Gray and Janet Gray, plus Wanstead Central’s President Joyce and tournament official Jim


Bill demonstrates his Olympic discus prowess


Part of the troop of volunteers pitch camp in the bar area ready to spring into action at a moment’s notice.


Meanwhile the Behind The Scenes staff toil away


Central only employ the most glamourous Umpires to keep the day running smoothly